Regional Wine Week starts this Sunday, October 9, and runs through Saturday the 15th, all at DrinkLocalWine.com. We’re holding a little contest again. Last year it was haiku, and this year we are asking local wine fans to write a 47-word essay about local wine. Why 47 words? Because DrinkLocalWine.com is all about wines from “the other 47″ states — ie., not California, Oregon and Washington.
As a co-founder and board member of DrinkLocalWine.com, I’m not eligible to win any of the prizes, but I thought I would try my hand at an essay anyway. Parsimony is not my strong suit, but here goes:
Mention local wine to connoisseurs of a certain age, and you’ll unleash a torrent of invective on how they are awful, and too expensive, and no one will buy them. They tasted local vino twenty years ago and calcified their minds. I hope I never grow old.